Yesterday the Playstation’s online service, Playstation Network (PSN), buckled for unknown reasons. Sony acknowledged the issues on Twitter, stating that they were aware of the issues and asked for patience with resolving the issues.
However according to the PSN’s service checker services are now back up and running. No hacker groups have claimed responsibility for the service going down, which is surprising considering these kinds of issues are normally caused by a DDos (or a Distributed Denial of Service) in which hackers overwhelm a system’s servers to stop the service from running.
The official Playstation Twitter account announced that it would be extending Playstation Plus, Playstation Now and video rental extensions. It’s unclear what to expect, but during PSN’s outage around Christmas in 2014 subscriptions were extended by five days. But I wouldn’t personally wouldn’t expect such a long extension.